This low-carb solution uses a super food that has distant origins, but is now very popular all over the world: quinoa.
Initially used by celiac people and by healthy cooking enthusiasts, today quinoa has found its place in haute cuisine, where it is treated like rice and creatively matched with vegetables, fish and shellfish. We feel perfectly saintly to eat it along with a delicious gouache of clams...
When talking about clams, it is impossible not to mention their many health benefits too. Firstly they are vitamin B packed, in particular B12, the number 1 ally of a correct cellular metabolism, the only one able to convert carbohydrates into glucose to free up energy that is ready to use.
Classy & healthy
So we present to you a low-carbohydrate dish that is both delicious, rich in essential micronutrients and ready in 20 minutes. The only thing to do is to buy the ingredients. Ideally the quinoa should be organic: unfortunately, in the countries where it is grown especially Bolivia and Peru the regulations on the use of pesticides are sometimes not very well defined and not very strict. It is also essential to choose safe clams. As "filterers" of the sea, we want to know its variety, production method, product traceability and packaging date. We are therefore giving the green light to sustainable or genuine farmed molluscs, harvested in clean water.
80g pine nuts
10 ginger fresh
500g of clams
40 ml of extra virgin olive oil
salt as required
pepper as required